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Spicy Chicken Quesadilla

Tortillas wrapped over a filling of cheese, spicy chicken, jalapeños, pico de gallo, mayonnaise and heated on a griddle with butter, until the cheese is all melted and the tortillas nicely crisp.
Servings: 2



  • 300 g chicken breast cut in small pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic

For marination

  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For assembling

  • 4 Tortillas
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Hot sauce/ sriracha sauce
  • 4-5 tbsp butter

Pico de gallo

  • 2 small Tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 of medim onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeño chillies
  • Lime juice
  • Coriander leaves/ cilantro
  • Lettuce
  • Salt to taste



  • Marinate the chicken in the above mentioned ingredients. Shallow fry in olive oil.
  • In the same pan, sauté the chopped onion and garlic for a minute. Mix fried chicken into this.
  • Assemble the quesadilla. For that take one tortilla. Add mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Add lettuce and then chicken. Then add in the pico de gallo and jalapeños.
  • Pour little sriracha and then mayonnaise.
  • Place mozzarella and cheddar. And finally the other tortilla on top.
  • Heat butter on a griddle pan. Heat the quesadillas till the cheese gets melted and both sides of the quesadillas get crispy.
  • Serve immediately.


* You can add whatever filling you like. If you like avocados, you can add that too.
* This recipe is a little on the spicy side. You can adjust the spice according to your taste.